Hello WA Community,

Last week I decided to boost one of my music website posts on Facebook so I paid for an ad that went for like three days. Check for the results below.

On top of that, something else happened on my profile. I started getting too many friend requests something I've never experienced before on my Facebook account. The number of requests has swollen with time and today alone, as I was taking this screenshot, I had 863 friend requests. Note: These are one day's requests and wonder if I should approve them or not. I've tried to approve as many as possible and have talked to many of those people and found that they are real people not robots.

Now, I don't know if I should be happy or scared. Is this normal and has anyone else experienced this before? Is this as a result of the paid ad or something else? Are these requests related to my post at all?

I'd like to hear your experiences about the paid ads on Facebook and how it has worked on you.

Blessings

Paul.

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jtaienao Premium
Congrat's on you successful Facebook campaign Paul. Hopefully this will lead to many conversion for you.
Jerome
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Aimee74 Premium
Wow congrats Paul, u have gotten a great traffic reach out with that boost...my suggestion is to ask questions before adding them
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giftyafd Premium
Hi Paul. You may want to check some latest connections you made. It could be that these people and in that network.
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PMbaluka Premium
Well, am still finding out
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giftyafd Premium
Its sounds promising and its sounds scary as well. A big dilemma. I would advice that you be cautious as you are doing already by giving it more time. Time can reveal what is behind the dark clouds.
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PMbaluka Premium
Yes but I can't approve all those requests otherwise my it will waste my limit
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LouisaB Premium
Yes, I'll experienced face book ad 's before, and. It is truth, paid ad's on face book works wonders. Keep at it!
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PMbaluka Premium
Well, I think so but a little bit tricky because all I get is only likes
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Carol46 Premium
The results look awesome! Best wishes with it :)
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PMbaluka Premium
Thank you Carol
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Roberto1379 Premium
Awesome information!!!Thanks for the shearing!!!!BEST OF LUCK!!!
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PMbaluka Premium
Thanks Robert
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Paul.
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PMbaluka Premium
Yup!
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Kav Premium
Good try, Well done.
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PMbaluka Premium
Thank you Kav
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GayleneNepia Premium
Great result Paul and yes it pays to be cautious, but on the plus side you can always block people if they turn out to be spammers.
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PMbaluka Premium
Most of them are ladies and they are real people and this makes me more cautious.
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SmallBizGuy1 Premium
I spent about 3k over 12 months and would say it was a total waste. I got 'likes' and clicks but no conversions. It's possible that my offers were not as great as I thought too.
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PMbaluka Premium
Thats what am getting too. Too many likes and nothing more
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Kickbacked Premium
Great!
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PMbaluka Premium
Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
This can be a viable way to gain reach indeed and it sounds like the post you have boosted is seeing some good results.

I get A LOT of fake people trying to follow me, usually "scantily clad women", so just be careful about wasting your friend requests on people that are fake (as the limit is 5,000).

If you get greater engagement in your posts (ie, with real people), you will get more exposure so fake followers can adversely impact your rankings scores within Facebook.
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PMbaluka Premium
Thanks Kyle for stopping by. Actually it's disturbing me because I've noticed that most of the friend requests are women and I know none of them. This makes me stop and think how it's truly related to my post.

On the other hand, I haven't received any comments or engagement of any kind on my website post. My fear is to waste my 5k limit on useless friends.
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Swangirl Premium
I have not done any paid ads yet so I am not qualified to answer. I have to say I am leery of social media in general and choose to wait and slowly get followers as people find me organically and follow or I see someone I find interesting and follow them and they follow me back. In this way I have gained over 1,100 followers on Twitter this year. Some of those that follow me I do not follow back if they seem scummy (porn type stuff, etc). I am picky. The further along I go the more followers I get since more people can see what I post and I am suggested to people if their followers already follow me.

I think I will stick with this organic method for now.
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PMbaluka Premium
I still think organic is the best.
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roamy Premium
Hi Paul,paid ads do work.The only thing I did not get with my ads are the many friends requests like you did.Well done
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PMbaluka Premium
I wonder why all these friend requests
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Paul, I find the paid ads do work. I have not had the number of friend requests that you are showing but my site is growing slowly but surely.
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PMbaluka Premium
This is indeed alarming. Now it's almost 1k
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MKearns Premium
Let's see how 2-3 more weeks plays out Paul!
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PMbaluka Premium
Yes am waiting Mike
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Jurgen78 Premium
It appears you've really hit the spot with your audience targetting. Well done!

This can only be good for business, so I would suggest you continue the boost as it's clearly working.

Cheers!
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PMbaluka Premium
Unfortunately I didn't get any comments on my website post so I still wonder if it's worth it.
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CraigW315 Premium
This is quite timely for me. I had just asked yesterday about boosting posts on Facebook.
Interesting!
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PMbaluka Premium
Now you can see how it can turn out to be.
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